APC Crisis Deepens,as Some members Defect to PDP
The deputy chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Niger State, Barrister Tanko Beji has stated that crisis of irreconcilable difference and scramble for funds among top officials of the Niger All Progressive Peoples Congress (APC) has forced some to conclude on decamping to PDP.
Beji in a signed press statement on Wednesday in Minna said already some of the APC chieftains in the state are discussing with the ruling party adding that the move is aimed at saving what is left of their political future.
He said most members of the APC have no genuine interest in making the party have any meaningful electoral value adding that there is no hope the party will win next Saturday senatorial by-election or any elective position in the 2015 general election.
According to Beji, those who have made contacts to decamp express dismay over the political approach of their party members adding that most of them are self serving and have lost any iota of political relevance to give the party political goodwill in the state.
“We have been contacted by some chieftains of the Niger state APC of plans to decamp to PDP and we are already making arrangements to welcome them to the fold.”
“We are indeed happy that some people in the Niger APC have scruples and are ready to leave a party formed by people nursing political vendetta, a party without structure or developmental roadmap for the state. We wait for them with open hands.”
He expressed confidence that soon the Niger state APC will crumble like a pack of cards adding that next Saturday is a make or mar contest for the opposition. He said most of the party members are dissatisfied with the level of preparation.
Beji therefore called on electorates to be guided adding that the APC cannot organize itself and has failed to manage corruption even at party level.